There is a saying that “Time Heals”. This is indeed a mercy from Allah Ta’aala as with the passage of time we heal and forget unpleasant and hurtful episodes in our life. So to forget is a natural human trait. However, there are things that we just must not and should not forget. This reminder is in keeping with the above.

We as Muslims have spoken about and cried for Dr Aafiya, demanded for her release and so on. We have similarly cried for and spoken about various oppressions against Ulama in various countries, whose only crime was to proclaim the Haq, the oppressions against Muslims of China “The Uyghur”, the Muslims of Myanmar “The Rohingya”, the Muslims of India and Kashmir, the Muslims in occupied Palestine, the Muslims in miserable condition in Yemen, Syria and in many other countries.
But as time goes on and their suffering continues, with the passage of time, we have forgotten about many if not all of them.

Dr. Aafiya was kidnapped 20 years ago and this poor Muslimah has been suffering and languishing in prison while our lives continued. We have economic crisis, loadshedding, corrupt leaders and many other issues, and indeed these are difficult on us. But what is this compared to this innocent lady and her plight?

What is our “hardships” compared to our suffering brethren around the world!
So we remind ourselves and our brothers and sisters to please remember the innocent detainees and prisoners around the world and make Dua for them daily. To remember the oppressed Muslims around the world and our brothers and sisters who suffer in the deepest of oppression and difficulty and make Dua for them. To make Dua for those in difficult circumstances and where possible to assist in whatever capacity we can.

May Allah help them and relieve them from their suffering, grant them aafiyat and grant them and grand reward, Ameen.

We are taught in the Hadith Shareef:
Whoever among you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand (by taking action); if he cannot, then with his tongue (by speaking out); and if he cannot, then with his heart (by at least hating it and believing that it is wrong), and that is the weakest of faith.

Everyone has different capabilities when it comes to making a change. Some have the ability to change it with their hands. or tongue (or pen), whilst other do not have these abilities. If we do not have the ability, we are not sinful due to this shortcoming. However, there is one level concerning which everyone has the ability, and that is changing an evil with your heart. ‘Changing it with the heart’ means that you hate the evil in your heart, and if you had the ability to change it with your hand or tongue, you would. And one of the most basic yet powerful actions we can take is to make Dua.

The supplication of a Muslim for his (Muslim) brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Every time he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: `Ameen! May it be for you, too‘.” (Muslim).

The Muslim Ummah (nation) is like one body. If the eye is in pain then the whole body is in pain and if the head is in pain then the whole body is in pain. (Muslim)

(Issued by Qalamul Haq)